しょうshou

noun / prefix noun:

  • smallness; small item
  • short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days) 小の月
  • elementary school - abbreviation 小学校
  • younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name)
  • unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m) - archaism

daikashouka Large or small?

福島fukushimakende取っtotashou女子joshiからkara基準kijunchiwo超えるkoeruryouno放射houshaseiセシウムSESHIUMUga検出kenshutsusareましmashita Radioactive cesium in amounts exceeding limits has been measured on young lancefish caught in Fukushima prefecture.

ko

prefix:

o

prefix:

ささsasaさざsaza

prefix:

ぐゎーguゎ-

suffix:

  • small; little; dear (figurative sense) - Ryūkyū dialect
sa

prefix:

  • narrow; thin

Kanji definition:

ショウSHOUちいさいchii.saiこ~ko お~o さ~sa

little; small

Strokes:
3
Radical:
小⺌⺍ small
SKIP:
1-1-2
UTF:
5c0f
JIS208:
30-14
Nanori:
いさらisaraこうkouさざsazaしゃおshaoちいさchiisa
Hangul:
소 [so]
Pinyin:
xiǎo
Stroke order:
Example words:
小選挙区しょうせんきょくshousenkyoku
small electoral district; single-member constituency
小学校しょうがっこうshougakkou
primary school; elementary school; grade school
小説しょうせつshousetsu
novel; (short) story
小学生しょうがくせいshougakusei
elementary school student; primary school student; grade school student
中小企業ちゅうしょうきぎょうchuushoukigyou
small to medium enterprises; smaller companies

Partial results:

こどもkodomoirr.

noun:

  • child

あなたanataにはniha何人子供kodomogaいますimasuka How many children do you have?

ちいさいchiisai Inflection

adjective:

  • small; little; tiny
  • slight; below average (in degree, amount, etc.); minor; small
  • low (e.g. sound); soft (e.g. voice)
  • unimportant; petty; insignificant; trifling; trivial
  • young; juvenile

どうかしたのdoukashitano?」to小さいchiisai白いshiroiウサギUSAGIga聞きましたkikimashita "What's the matter?" asked the little white rabbit.

4月shigatsuni孵化fukaしたshitahinamoヶ月kagetsuになったninatta身体shintaino大きookisaha親鳥oyadoritoほぼhobo同じonajiオスOSUtorinoとさかtosakaga少しsukoshi小さいchiisaiぐらいguraika The chicks hatched in April have also become 5 months old. Their bodies are about the same size as their parents, about the only difference is that the roosters have smaller crests than their father.

ちいさなchiisana Inflection

pre-noun adjectival:

おじさんojisanオジサンOJISAN

noun:

  • uncle - 伯父さん is older than one's parent and 叔父さん is younger - honorific language - familiar language
  • old man; mister - usu. 小父さん or おじさん; vocative - familiar language
  • manybar goatfish (Parupeneus multifasciatus) - usu. オジサン

明日ashita叔父さんojisanto会う約束auyakusokugaあるaru I have an appointment with my uncle tomorrow.

しょうがっこうshougakkou

noun:

  • primary school; elementary school; grade school

あなたanataha小学校shougakkouni通っているkayotteiruno Do you go to an elementary school?

しょうせつshousetsu

noun / ~の noun:

  • novel; (short) story

事実jijitsuha小説shousetsuよりもyorimo奇なりkinari Fact is stranger than fiction.

ことりkotori

noun:

  • small bird; little bird

小鳥kotoriたちtachihaたのしtanoshiそうにsouniさえずっていますsaezutteimasu The birds are singing merrily.

しょうじょshoujoおとめotomeおとめotomeしょうじょshoujo

noun:

  • little girl; maiden; young lady; female usually between 7 and 18 years old
  • female between 17 and 20 years old (ritsuryo period) しょうじょ・少女 - archaism

あのanoかわいいkawaii少女shoujoha私のwatashinoimoutoですdesu That pretty girl is my sister.

こやkoyaしょうおくshouoku

noun:

  • hut; cabin; shed; (animal) pen
  • small theatre (theater); temporary playhouse; circus tent; booth こや
  • one's own house - esp. しょうおく - humble language - colloquialism

遠くtookuni小屋koyaga見えたmieta I saw a hut in the distance.

こむぎkomugi

noun:

  • wheat

このkono小麦komugihakonaniされるsareru This wheat is made into flour.

しょうしょうshoushou

adverbial noun / noun:

  • just a minute; small quantity
こづつみkozutsumiirr.

noun:

  • parcel; package

このkono小包kozutsumiwo船便funabinde送ってokutteくださいkudasai Please send this parcel by sea.

しょうがくせいshougakusei

noun:

  • elementary school student; primary school student; grade school student

彼らkarerahaそのころsonokoro小学生shougakuseiでしたdeshita They were school children then.

こづかいkozukaiこずかいkozukaiirr.irr.

noun:

  • pocket money; spending money; pin money; allowance - abbreviation 小遣い銭

あなたanataha時にはtokiniha妹さんimoutosannioこづかいkozukaiwoあげますagemasuka Do you sometimes give your younger sister money?

こゆびkoyubi

noun:

  • little finger; pinky
  • little toe

小指koyubigaはれましたharemashita My little finger is swollen.

便しょうべんshoubenしょんべんshonben Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • urine; piss; pee
  • breaking a contract - colloquialism
しょうすうshousuu

noun / ~の noun:

  • fraction (part of); decimal fraction
こぎってkogitte

noun:

  • cheque; check

このkono小切手kogittewo現金genkinniしてshiteくれますkuremasuka Can you cash this check for me?

こがらkogara Inflection

adjectival noun / noun / ~の noun:

彼らkarerahaそのsono少女shoujoha小柄kogaradato言ったitta They described the girl as being small.

こうりkouri Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • retail

小売kouri商人shouninha卸しoroshide仕入れてshiirete小売りkouride売るuru A retail merchant buys wholesale and sells retail.

しょうにかshounika

noun:

  • pediatrics
こぜにkozeni

noun:

  • small change; coins
  • small sum of money

watashiha小銭kozenino持ち合わせmochiawasegaないnai I don't have any small change on me.

kareha就寝前shuushinmaeniポケットPOKETTOからkara小銭kozeniwo取り出してtoridashiteテーブルTEEBURUnoueniどさっとdosatto置くoku Before going to bed, he usually takes all the coins from his pockets and dumps them on the table.

しょうせんきょくshousenkyoku

noun:

  • small electoral district; single-member constituency
こがたkogata

~の noun / noun:

  • small; small-sized; small-scale; miniature 大型

kareha小型kogataトラックTORAKKUtoよれよれyoreyoreno大きなookina芝刈り機shibagarikiwoもっていたmotteita He had an old pickup truck and a big, battered mower.

しょうがくshougaku

noun:

  • elementary school; primary school; grade school - abbreviation 小学校

kareha小学shougaku年生nenseiですdesu He is in fourth grade of elementary school.

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